From all of the earlier spy shots that our snapper had sent us, we were under the impression that the upcoming GLB crossover could be kind of similar to the G-Class but now, a bunch of fresh snaps have clogged our inbox and they show the newbie with hardly any camouflage on it whatsoever and there are some very revealing details to discuss about the orange prototype.
Starting with the front end and in particular the headlights, contrary to earlier rumours, they look nothing at all like those of the A-Class; they are far bigger and aren’t connected to the grille. Speaking of which, it appears to have holes in the horizontal bars along with the bottom of the bumper. It reminds us of the GLA after it underwent a facelift. Moving on to the wheel arches of the CUV — which overall looks a bit like a mini GLS, and which we believe will ride on Daimler’s only front-drive platform (while all of the engines will be shared with the A-Class) — they look a bit more square and the suspension seems to be raised a tad. Overall it has a rugged look, along with a tall greenhouse (the panoramic roof should bathe the cabin with light) while the thin pillars should create very minimal blind spots. Around the back, the narrow taillights (which taper to the sides) look pretty neat.
We’ll know more about this one closer to next year or early 2020.